We are open to continue serving our families and community. We operate an essential service for our children, working families and our community and we take that responsibility very seriously. That is why the health and safety of our children and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Please visit our FAQ page. We will make regular updates as new information becomes available.
Our Health and Safety Practices
We will continue to follow our health and safety protocols, adding additional protocols that include a dedicated cleaning staff continually sanitizing surfaces throughout the day. We will be promoting cleanliness and good hygiene with the children (including more frequent hand washing and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items in our classrooms). We will be learning about the importance of hand washing and how it can keep you healthy. We will also be taking the children’s temperatures frequently throughout the day. Upon arrival we will be limiting access to our schools. We have cancelled all outside activities, i.e. Monkeynastix, Stretch-N-Grow, Soccer Shots, etc.
In general, we are requiring that children and staff stay home from school for 14 days following the last potential exposure, if any member of the household has (or may have) a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. In addition:
- We observe the children’s health throughout the day and respond appropriately as needed if we detect any potential signs of illness.
- If your child does become ill at school, we will call you immediately so they can be picked up as soon as possible. Should that occur, please be sure to pick up your child promptly for their well-being, and to help us limit the spread of illness.
Overall, the best way to ensure our students have limited exposure to germs is by keeping children at home when they are ill and/or contagious. We ask that you please watch your child closely and contact your physician if your child appears to be feeling under the weather. Please remember your child must be kept home if they display any signs of illness until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours or have a physician’s approval for them to reenter a child care setting.
We’re following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for child care providers (CDC Childcare and K-12 Guidance) and their Travel Advisory (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices). The Travel Advisory lists areas of the world that are heavily affected (Level 3), which will require those who have traveled to these locations and members of their household to refrain from entering school for 14 days upon return. This applies to our children, families, and staff members. The list is being regularly updated.
Are you looking for immediate care?
Are you a family in need of care? Please contact our school at 817-473-4406 for more information. There is currently a screening process to enroll in any of our locations.
FAQs for School Families: Addressing the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The safety and well-being of our children, families, staff and community is our main priority. Since the COVID-19 situation is continuing to change we created this resource to address your questions and we will update this list as more information becomes available.
What precautions are you taking in general?
We’re closely following guidance from the CDC and state and local health departments and taking extreme care to maintain a clean and healthy school environment. We are promoting cleanliness and good hygiene with the children and our staff – frequent hand washing and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items in our classrooms. Along with our detailed hygiene, cleaning and sanitation protocols, we conduct wellness checks throughout the day, so that if we detect any potential sign of illness we can respond appropriately. Children who show signs of any illness are sent home until they are symptom-free for at least 24 hours. We are limiting the movement and combining of classrooms as much as possible. All children will have lunch in their own classroom and will not be combined with other children or eat in the cafeteria.
Will you stay open if there’s a confirmed diagnosis in the community?
Our goal is to maintain our regular schedule in our preschools as long as it is safe to do so. The safety and well-being of our children, families and staff is our main priority. We recognize that school closures strain families and communities – affecting learning, nutrition and other critical services such as healthcare. At this time we will remain open, continue to monitor the situation and cooperate with state and local officials.
What happens if someone at the school is diagnosed with COVID-19?
If a child or teacher at our school was diagnosed with COVID-19, we would close immediately and follow guidance from the state and local health departments.
What if someone has a suspected case of COVID-19, but it hasn’t been confirmed?
Anyone with a suspected, or confirmed, case of COVID-19 cannot be admitted to our school until they’ve received medical clearance (have tested negative).
What if my child doesn’t have symptoms, but a family member has been diagnosed with the coronavirus?
We are requiring that your child stay home from school for 14 days following the most recent exposure to any member of your household, or any other person in contact with your child, who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
What about traveling outside of the US?
The health authorities have indicated that traveling abroad can increase risk of exposure. We’re following the CDC’s guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. If you or anyone in your household has returned from or has plans to travel to highly impacted areas (CDC Level 3 areas), they must wait 14 days after returning to the U.S. before entering our school. The CDC Travel Advisory list is updated regularly. Please plan to check the CDC website for updated travel guidance before returning to school.
Will families have to pay tuition if the school is closed?
If classes are cancelled due to the coronavirus, tuition would be waived. If we’re continuing to hold classes but your child isn’t able to attend, our regular tuition policy would apply.
School districts are closing. Are you accepting children from those locations, or their siblings? What about children from other childcare providers?
We will follow guidance from the health department. Anyone at the school (staff or child) who comes in contact with someone who has COVID-19 will be required to stay home from school for 14 days from the last date of contact with such person. The situation continues to evolve. In these extraordinary circumstances, our standard policies for enrolling children are being modified to be more selective based on local community needs and direction from state and local officials.